Re: [kitten] Non-blocking attribute prefix (Re: [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6680 (4337))

Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com> Mon, 20 April 2015 16:24 UTC

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Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:23:56 -0500
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Subject: Re: [kitten] Non-blocking attribute prefix (Re: [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6680 (4337))
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On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 11:18:49AM -0500, Nico Williams wrote:
> draft-williams-kitten-generic-naming-attributes-02 defines an attribute
> prefix, GSS_C_ATTR_GENERIC_FAST, to denote "please be fast/non-blocking".

We could also add an attribute prefix by which to request that the
mechanism implement a [POSIX thread] cancellation point around getting
an attribute, thus making it easier for callers to impose timeouts.

We could also have an attribute that imposes a particular timeout,
though that requires baking the timeout value into the attribute name,
and so that's a bit obnoxious.

Nico
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